Sorting, Part I
This post by some empirically-minded law profs is getting some buzz. The principal claim is that young lawyers from lower-ranked schools will be more likely to make partner than those from higher-ranked schools.
This conclusion (with the notable data caveats described in the post) is followed by various speculative explanations.
More on these claims shortly, but, for now, I want to highlight one of the explanations noted: that admissions criteria deemphasize the kind of skills that yield post-grad success in big law firms. Not nearly true of Northwestern Law’s admission program, a program that zeroes in, through interviews and work preference, on precisely these set of skills.
Stay tuned for another post on this subject.